“STEM education is an economic imperative. Experts say that technological innovation accounted for almost half of U.S. economic growth over the past 50 years, and almost all of the 30 fastest-growing occupations in the next decade will require at least some background in STEM.”—PCAST “Report to the President”, September 2010
As our country becomes increasingly dependent on a STEM-literate workforce, we believe it is imperative that our nation moves quickly to improve STEM education and recapture the interest and imaginations of students. One of the ways the PCAST report recommends improving STEM education is by “supporting high-quality STEM-based after school and extended day activities.”
STEM Tutoring seeks to answer this call by giving middle and high school students access to free before and after school STEM tutoring with highly-qualified instructors. We believe giving students daily opportunities to receive extra time, attention, and guidance with their school work is key to empowering students to succeed.
But we’re not only seeking to improve student performance in STEM classes. We want to inspire students to pursue STEM careers by serving as a bridge that connects community professionals—scientists, engineers, professors, architects, computer engineers, doctors, bankers, etc.—with students through volunteer tutoring/mentoring opportunities, as well as interactive STEM projects.
What We Offer:
- Free before and after school small group STEM tutoring
- Free access to highly qualified educators trained in research-based instruction
- Free access to a rich, interdisciplinary, STEM curriculum
- Free access to STEM professionals in the community who volunteer their time to tutor, mentor, make presentations about their careers, and lead engaging/creative STEM-based group projects.
We believe education reform must be a collaborative effort, involving students, teachers, parents, administrators, community organizations and businesses–all striving to make a positive impact, one student at at time.
We need your involvement, whether its time, money, or collaboration to continue serving students and preparing them for academic and professional success.
See our “Get involved” page for more details on how you can participate in STEM Tutoring.